December, 2019

The Top 5 Restaurant Management Questions Answered

Marketman

Whether your restaurant is preparing for its grand opening night or will be celebrating its 10 year anniversary, it is never a bad time to begin implementing the best restaurant management practices and improving your processes.

What's the true cost of employee turnover to the restaurant industry?

7 Shifts

Did you know that the average American switches jobs every 4.2 years ? The average restaurant employee, however, change jobs every 56 days ! It’s a miracle that restaurants remain a significant part of the economy despite this major staffing problem.

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5 Tech-Savvy Ways to Improve Your Restaurant Sales

Social Hospitality

It can be tricky to find new ways to improve your restaurant sales. Ambitious brick-and-mortar business must adapt to digital advances in order to profit. Running a restaurant business means keeping up with challenges as well as emerging tech.

Restaurant Owners: How to Improve the FOH BOH Relationship

Benchmarque

As a restaurant manager or business owner, you play a significant role in employee satisfaction, retention and productivity. According to performance management company Gallup , managers account for up to 70% of the variance in employee engagement. Want to boost performance at your restaurant?

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The 5 Things Food Vendors Don't Want You to Know

Embrace the Suck

Having worked as a consultant for a large foodservice distributor for 4 years, I learned a lot about their business. A lot of stuff they don’t want you to know!

How Technology Has Changed Restaurants in 2019

Restaurant365

Technology impacts nearly every aspect of our lives. For restaurants in particular, the impact of how technology is changing the restaurant industry is only growing bigger. It is not only changing foodservice, it’s becoming integral to maintaining successful, profitable operations.

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A Restaurant Management Tip: 4 Common Human Errors and How to Minimize Them

Michael Hartzell - Restaurant Marketing

We all do it. Fumbling numbers and names are part of human nature. But you can reduce the risk of human errors by using digital tools. These target weaknesses in recording and communication – fundamentals in dining establishments, which often operate on very slim margins.

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Creative ways your business can boom in the competitive delivery market

Deliverect

The online delivery market continues to grow at a breakneck pace, with over 16 million USD in European revenue in 2019. But more growth also means more competition. So what does it take to make it in this dynamic market? We’ll break it down for you. #1 1 Create a watertight menu.

Restaurant Customer Experience 2020: What Customers Expect

Focus POS

Who is the next-generation customer and what are their expectations? Today’s diners are well-connected, tech savvy, and expect a high-quality restaurant customer experience—whether visiting a five-star restaurant, fast-casual, or the drive-through.

2020 Technology Trends for the Restaurant Industry

Transact

2020 is just around the corner and it’s an exciting time to be in the business! Every year brings changes to how customers interact with restaurants, and every year new technologies pop up to help restaurants keep up. .

How Social Media Launched the Acai Berry Craze

Social Hospitality

The Acai berry market expands across the globe. According to Kenneth Research (September 2019), the Acai berry market was valued at $712 million in 2017, and it is expected to grow at a steady rate of 12.71% between 2018-2025.

Highlights of 2019

iSant

A Rich World of Hospitality, Brought to you by Santé. Emiliano De Laurentiis. 2019 was a stellar year for Santé as we continued to give you industry-relevant content through an expanded syndication network. In 2019 Santé reached over 1.5 million followers with articles and podcasts.

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SUPPORT SMALL RESTAURANTS EVERYDAY

Culinary Cues

Every year, this weekend is the official time to celebrate small businesses.

12 Restaurant Lunch Specials: Make Lunch the Most Important Meal of the Day ???

7 Shifts

It’s December, and the air is seasoned with the scent of cinnamon, spice, and everything nice. January is fast-approaching, and hot lunch spots will soon be back on the mind of every highschool and college student in your area. Want to capture the hungry, back-to-school lunch crowd for January?

Back to the Future: Why New Mover Direct Mail Still Outperforms Digital/Social/Email Marketing

Modern Restaurant Management

Direct Mail Marketing has been around just about as long as mailbox service to homes has been. Barring an apocalypse, there will always be direct mail. That doesn’t mean, of course, that you need to use it to get the word out about your restaurant.

Guest Blog: How a Mobile POS Can Increase Restaurant Revenue

Restaurant365

Your servers are constantly on the go – every second matters when it comes to turning tables and providing high-quality service to your guests. A mobile POS can help any restaurant looking to improve server productivity, increase revenue, and overall streamline their front of house operations.

The Top Restaurant Technologies to Improve Business

Social Hospitality

It’s hard work to run a restaurant. It takes time, commitment, and the ability to deal with a number of challenges at the same time. Not to mention: you must always deliver a memorable experience for customers.

How we reached 2,000,000 processed orders

Deliverect

In August '19, Deliverect reached the 1 million processed orders milestone, after having been in business for only 10 months. We're super excited that now, just 4 months later, we’ve just hit 2 million processed orders!

WORKING IN A PROFESSIONAL KITCHEN IS BASIC TRAINING FOR LIFE

Culinary Cues

I vividly remember flying out of Buffalo, New York in 1971 for Army Basic Training at Fort Jackson. It was, ironically, my first time on a plane and considering that this was at the peak of the Vietnam War, I was doubly nervous.

How to Expand Your Franchise: A 10-Step Roadmap for Restaurants

7 Shifts

The people have spoken, and your restaurant franchise is a winner. In a sea of restaurants nationwide, yours has stuck out and been successful. That’s not a feat to be taken lightly, and as the old saying goes, you should never quit while you’re ahead.

Tops in Global Cuisine and Tips for Tots

Modern Restaurant Management

This edition of MRM News Bites features The American Food Association, Branch and Delaget, Restaurant Revolution Technologies, Popmenu, The Greene Turtle Sports Bar and Grille, ParTech, Casio America, Radobank, Koomi and Helios, Cudos, Postmates and TGI Fridays and Catania Oils.

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The Complete Guide to Restaurant Costs

Restaurant365

Restaurants are unique businesses that come with their own specific set of startup costs. Your average restaurant labor cost and restaurant food cost will vary based on your type of concept, location, size, and other details.

Three Ways to Improve Your Inventory Management as You Scale

Crunchtime

Your inventory management operations play a critical role in how well you optimize and maintain your food costs. As your restaurant grows and your inventory becomes more complex, it can be harder to maintain the level of inventory management efficiency you had at a smaller scale.

How Your Restaurant Can (and Should) Be Using Big Data

Transact

Big Data: It’s relevant to every business, no matter what industry or niche you serve. But if you’re in the restaurant business, and you are, data is your key to solving just about any problem you might be having.

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Creating a sustainable restaurant in 3 easy steps

Deliverect

Sustainability is a matter that has always been around, but in the past few years this topic has been flaring up in all industries.

7 Issues that Threaten the Franchisor and Franchisee Relationship

7 Shifts

A strong franchisor-franchisee relationship can be a thing of beauty. Clever marketing and strong branding from a restaurant’s corporate offices can boost sales for franchised restaurants.

Celebrate the Holidays with Cheese

iSant

Dan Granke. Diners will appreciate the sparkle this adds to a meal, as well as the memorable taste of a well-crafted pair—all of which will help with repeat business and future cheese sales. We’ve all heard about the meteoric rise of fine cheese in the American gastronomic conscience.

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Optimizing the Candidate Experience in Five Simple Ways

Modern Restaurant Management

When you are part of the restaurant industry, catch phrases such as “low unemployment rate” and “revolving door” seem to find their way into any conversation involving hiring and retention.

10 Tips to Effectively Control Restaurant Food Costs

Lavu

With margins slim and competition fierce, restaurants need to keep their operating expenses under control to remain in business. A profitable restaurant typically has food costs between 28 and 35 percent , making food one of the biggest expenses.

Restaurant Gift Cards: The Gift that Keeps on Giving

Xtra Chef

‘Tis the season of gift giving. And what better way to celebrate than offering gift cards for your restaurant. They’re a great way to boost cash flow, while beefing up your customer base and encouraging repeat visits (a win-win-win, right?).

How to Achieve Accurate Forecasting

Hot Schedules

How to Achieve Accurate Forecasting. When planning ahead, forecasting methods — and accuracy — vary dramatically restaurant to restaurant. How accurate is your forecast? H ow does your restaurant forecast demand? And how accurate is your system? Every manager forecasts differently.

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Front Of House (FOH) Vs. Back Of House (BOH): What’s The Difference?

Sling

For a restaurant to run smoothly and efficiently, you should divide activities into two parts: front of house (FOH)/back of house (BOH). What’s the difference between FOH and BOH, and how can controlling the two help your business improve?

The Holidays Have Arrived. So Have We!

iSant

SantaSack.png. Author(s): Emiliano De Laurentiis. Teaser: After working hard all year, this is a time to reflect on past achievements and chart the course of where we want to go in the New Year.

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How to Get a Competitive Advantage For Your New Restaurant

Modern Restaurant Management

A portion of this article is included as a chapter in a new, 90+ page eBook – How to Start a Business from Scratch: Build a Successful Business and Turn Your Ideas Into Money. Grab your free copy here. If you’re thinking about opening a restaurant, you’d be joining a huge industry.

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Common Restaurant Tech Terms You Need to Know

Lavu

There are a lot of technical terms and acronyms used in the restaurant industry and it’s hard to remember what they all mean. Particularly when it comes to restaurant management which requires knowledge of both front of house and back of house needs.

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5 Low-Budget Ideas to Promote Your Restaurant

Gecko Hospitality

You don’t need high overhead to promote your restaurant with a high return. You just need a little creativity and some elbow grease, along with the Internet, to start filling tabletops during happy hour. Here are some of the best ideas for promoting your restaurant with a small marketing budget.

The Future of Food is Exciting - Food and Hospitality Trends of 2020

Future Food

Trends that will shape the future of your food and hospitality projects for 2020. Trends are no longer limited to the cuisines on offer or the style of service. The ‘whole experience’ is what matters.